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I am trying to change a folder path in Philips SpeechExec Dictate, but the software won’t allow me to. I can’t see any options in “Folder Properties” where I can make changes, no matter how far I stretch the window.
Philips SpeechExec folder settings

The Environment

  • SpeechExec Dictate/Transcribe v7 or higher
  • SpeechExec Pro Dictate/Transcribe v7 or higher
  • SpeechExec Enterprise Core Modules v4 or higher
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10


Steps to Reproduce

1) Click on Settings > General Settings in the SpeechExec menu bar.
2) Navigate to Worklist > Folders on the left side of the “General Settings” window.
3) On the right, you will see all of your SpeechExec folders. Click on “Finished dictations.” In the panel on the bottom of the window, you see the labels for each field, but no information.


There are three folders in SpeechExec that are locked down by default, and you won’t be able to change the file path for them, no matter what. These folders are “Temp,” “Sent,” and “Outbox.” Otherwise, you should be able to move any other folder.
You may notice that, when you open SpeechExec, the splash screen resizes itself from small to large. This is a clue to the source of your problem.
Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate 8.8 splash screen
You can’t change the file paths of your folders because the display resolution of SpeechExec is preventing you from seeing the options to do so.


There are three possible fixes for this problem. We recommend that you try them one at a time, checking to see if the problem is resolved before moving to the next one. If you still aren’t able to change your folder paths after following these steps, or you’d prefer an expert technician to assist you, we’d be happy to help.
Let’s look at the procedures.

Fix A

Your Windows display settings are causing this resolution issue within SpeechExec.
1) Close SpeechExec, then click the Windows Start button in the bottom left corner of your screen.
2) Type the word “display” into the search box.
3) If you have:
Windows 7 – Click on “Display,” and then choose the “Smaller 100%” radio button.
Windows 8 – Click on “Display,” and then move the slidebar at the top of the window from “larger” to “smaller.”
Windows 10 – Click on “Display settings,” and then find the slidebar under the heading “Change the size of text, apps, and other items.” Move the slider to the far left, until it reads “100%” next to the header text.
4) After you perform this change, you will need to log out of Windows and log back in. You don’t need to reboot; a logout is sufficient.
5) Re-open SpeechExec and navigate back to your folder options. You should be able to see full file paths, as well as a clickable manila folder icon. You can use the folder icon to browse to a folder, or type the file location in the “Path” field.
Philips SpeechExec folder path configuration

Fix B

1) Open SpeechExec and go to Settings > General Settings.
2) Navigate to Worklist > Visibility on the left side of the “General Settings” window.
3) In the “Troubleshooting” module on the right, check the box next to “Use software rendering.”
Philips SpeechExec visibility options
4) Click [OK]. Close and reopen SpeechExec. You should now see all of your folder options.

Fix C

1) Close SpeechExec.
2) Right-click the SpeechExec shortcut icon and choose “Properties.”
Windows right-click menu - properties
3) Select the “Compatiblity” tab and find “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.” It should be near the bottom of the window. Check the box next to it.
Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate Properties window - compatibility options
4) Click [OK] and relaunch your SpeechExec software.

Source and Verification Date

Philips Technical Support, 01/2016

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